I posted in Discord but is was missed or even ignored cause it sucks so feel free to ignore it here too hahahaha
I copied my posts and other guys to make more sense:
So the assassin missile is removed and instead you get a satellite launch a beam from space in the guy on first place!
But what will we do with the shield? Since that only protects the rear?
We make the satellite shot avoidable! Like you can park in certain places and avoid it or brake in the right moment! or timed strike where the hud indicates where it's about to fire and when to avoid it with a sexy AI warning you
At least it would be avoidable, bad ass and one way or another would slow you down! Every stage could get a different satellite that was launched specially for the race so the timing would be different!